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Precious Indian weapons and other princely accoutrements

Precious Indian weapons and other princely accoutrements

Kaoukji, Salam

ISBN: 9780500970805, 0500970807

This spectacular collection of nearly 200 jewelled weapons and priceless accoutrements from the Indian subcontinent was assembled over many decades by Sheikh Nasser and Sheikha Hussah al-Sabah for The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. Produced for noble patrons who valued the arts, these richly decorated edged weapons and other princely objects bear witness to the legendary opulence and refinement o...

Prokash Karmakar: his life and drawing, tr. by Soumya Sarkar

Prokash Karmakar: his life and drawing, tr. by Soumya Sarkar

Nath, Shanti

A critical analysis of Prokash Karmakar's drawings on women.

Treasures of the Deccan: Jewels of the Nizams & Painted Visions, 2 vols.

Treasures of the Deccan: Jewels of the Nizams & Painted Visions, 2 vols.

Balakrishnan, Usha R. et al.

Featuring rare portraits from the archives of the Chowmahalla palace, and a carefully curated selection of the Nizams' jewels--one of the most outstanding collections of gemstones and jewelry in the world, and never before seen items from private collections--the book captures the history, romance, wealth and majestic lives of the Asaf Jahs of Hyderabad.

India & France: studies in Rock Art

India & France: studies in Rock Art


ISBN: 9788193845714, 8193845714

A collection of 14 papers presented at a three-day joint Indo-French seminar in Bhopal in 2006 on the subject under the sponsorship of Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi.

Volutionism: artwork and designs

Volutionism: artwork and designs

Burman, Anisha et al.

ISBN: 9789383098415, 9383098414

The captivating, immersive, and often psychedelic world of the Volutionist comes alive in this window into their art and philosophy. Compiled to coincide with the first exhibition of this segment of their creation, which is inspired by the concentric shapes of the natural and man-made worlds, the artists have intended this book to intrigue as well as challenge in equal measure.

Timeless interiors: India, Dubai, Singapore, essays by Dipen Gada

Timeless interiors: India, Dubai, Singapore, essays by Dipen Gada


ISBN: 9788193983324, 8193983327

This book captures an elegant and dreamlike venture of houses designed by the best of designers and architects to pour out an amalgamation of functional quality with the pinch of modernity. Each one is typically distinct and unique in its own way, yet tied together with a rope of rejuvenation, decency and class.

The roots of Thai art, tr. by Narisa Chakrabongse

The roots of Thai art, tr. by Narisa Chakrabongse

Krairiksh, Piriya

ISBN: 9786167339115, 6167339112

The genius of the Mon and Khmer peoples, who inhabited what is present day Thailand from the 4th to the 13th centuries, manifested itself in the absorption of influences from India and China into a distinctive local sacred art with quite exceptional aesthetic qualities. The author retraces these multiple interactions in the early and mediaeval period so as to reveal the roots of the unique cult...

Sacred Angkor: the carved reliefs of Angkor Wat, by Vittorio  Roveda, photography by Jaro Poncar

Sacred Angkor: the carved reliefs of Angkor Wat, by Vittorio Roveda, photography by Jaro Poncar


ISBN: 9789748225838, 9748225836

The Khmer empire, which at its height covered the whole of present-day Combodia and most of Thailand, flourished for over 500 years. At its heart was Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, built during the reign of the Khmer king Suryavarman ll, in the first half of the 12th century. The temple was dedicated to Vishnu, and its magnificent architecture mirrored in microcosm the...

Sazigyo: Burmese manuscript binding tapes, woven miniatures  of Buddhist art

Sazigyo: Burmese manuscript binding tapes, woven miniatures of Buddhist art

Isaacs, Ralph

ISBN: 9786162150739, 6162150739

Sazigyo are Burmese tablet-woven bands that were used to bind palm-leaf manuscripts. In these wonderful weaves, brightly colored lines of elegant script are interspersed with fascinating, miniature pictures of animals and other objects. This richly illustrated book presents an unfamiliar specialized subject to a wide readership. Nine hundred beautiful illustrations show parts of over two hundre...

A jeweller's palette

A jeweller's palette

Agarwal, Preeta

ISBN: 9789380841717, 938084171X

Shirobhushan= Headgear

Shirobhushan= Headgear


A catalogue of 95 objects in the collection of Indian Museum, Kolkata of headwears, headgears, headdresses and head ornaments.

Splendours of the subcontinent: a prince's tour of India 1875-6

Splendours of the subcontinent: a prince's tour of India 1875-6

Meghani, Kajal

ISBN: 9781909741423, 1909741426

This fascinating publication presents the reader with miscellany of South Asian works of art, through which the author tells the story of the Prince's journey and the history of these intiguing objects. Arina Edward VII, then Prince of wales, undertook this journey of the Indian subcontinent in October 1875.

Stitching stories: the art of embroidery in Gujarat

Stitching stories: the art of embroidery in Gujarat

Sabnani, Nina.

ISBN: 9788181469618, 8181469615

Sumatra: Isle of gold, by Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Sumatra: Isle of gold, by Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore


ISBN: 9789810864521, 9810864523

This exhibition includes archaeological and tribal artifacts, glittering regalia, a variety of ceramics and jewellery, and stunning textiles from Sumatra.

Sun and the moon: folk tales by various artists

Sun and the moon: folk tales by various artists


For the first time, here is a collection of unusual stories and exquisite art from some of the finest living artists, on this most universal of themes.

Suneet Varma, text by Nishat Fatima

Suneet Varma, text by Nishat Fatima


ISBN: 9789381523667, 9381523665

Suneet Varma entered the world of fashion design in 1987 and is one of India's best known couturies today. His name is synonymous with femininity, style and drama. For over two decades his unique vision has held India spelbound and his career mirrors the growth of the country's fashion industry. This book celebrates the work of this pioneering Indian designer with a trove of iconoic imagery by ...

India: jewels that enchanted the world, exhibition curator and editor Ekaterina Shcherbina

India: jewels that enchanted the world, exhibition curator and editor Ekaterina Shcherbina


ISBN: 9780992840419, 0992840414

This volume presents for the first time the remarkable history and unique legacy of five hundred years of Indian jewelry, from the seventeenth century to the present. This lavishly illustrated catalogue brings together royal, ceremonial, and personal Indian jewels to showcase the entire range and variety of the jeweler's art in India.

Tentage at the Calico Museum and its patterns

Tentage at the Calico Museum and its patterns

Andrews, Peter Alford et al.

ISBN: 9788186980514, 8186980512

Since the 1950s, the authors have carefully assembled a representative collection of the tent panels in the Calico Museum of Textiles at Ahmedabad, with a few important tent roofs. For the first time, these are considered in this book as an art form in its own right.

Terracottas of Bengal: an analytical study, with 276 illustrations.

Terracottas of Bengal: an analytical study, with 276 illustrations.

Haque, Zulekha (ed.)

ISBN: 9789843365781, 984336578X

This book on the Terracottas of Bengal covers the discussion on terracotta plaques found in the archaeological sites and monuments in the Bengali speaking area of the Indian sub-continent. The book contains discussion on the framework of society, economic, domestic, and social life, arms, dress and jewellery used by the people of the succeeding ages.

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